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Guardians of Power

The Myth of the Liberal Media

Genres: Media studies
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Pluto Press, London, United Kingdom
Published: 20th Dec 2005
Dimensions: w 135mm h 215mm d 19mm
Weight: 315g
ISBN-10: 0745324827
ISBN-13: 9780745324821
Barcode No: 9780745324821
Synopsis
Guardians of Power is a thought-provoking and controversial challenge to the idea that western media is unbiased, fearless and open to different ideas. This book argues that a corporate media system be never be expected to tell the truth about a world dominated by corporations. It challenges the complacent view that newspapers, including the 'liberal' Guardian and the Independent, tell the truth about climate change, war and problems in society when they are profit-oriented businesses dependent on advertisers for 75% of their revenues. Guardians of Power is a radical intervention which will spark debate amongst media students and journalists, and all those who believe in the values of a free and independent media.

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